Hong Kong Med J 2006;12(Suppl 3):S41-3
Surveillance of unintentional child injury in Hong Kong
CC Chan, PK Lui, CB Chow, JCY Cheng, TW Wong
Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1. Falls, being struck by others, and motor vehicle–related injuries were the top three common external causes of unintentional childhood injuries in Hong Kong.
2. Among residential injuries, contact with a blunt force, a penetrating force, and thermal and radiant mechanisms were the leading causes of injury.
3. Home, followed by school and the playground, appeared to be the prime sites of unintentional childhood injuries.
4. Caregivers of children suffering home injuries expressed concern about preventing injury but exhibited a lack of substantial action toward modifying the child’s potentially injurious behaviour.